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Each cafe de la Leche gathering is always held within the Casa de Campo resort, occasionally at businesses such as the Cygalle Healing Spa and the Victory Club in the Marina Casa de Campo, but is usually held at private Casa de Campo villas, but this month for the first time the charitable gathering was hosted by the Casa de Campo hotel and was the perfect excuse for Casa de Campo villa owners to enjoy Casa de Campo’s exquisite catering!
Fortunately for us all, the wet weather plan for the event was un-neccessary, as the weather on Friday evening the 8th of July was glorious with sunshine, so the event was able to go ahead as planned at the Casa de Campo hotel main pool area, where the guests enjoyed a glass of champagne (or several), whilst they relaxed on the lounge furniture surrounding the pool.
Playing host to the event were Phillip Bucher, Casa de Campo’s Food and Beverages manager and Daniel Hernandez, the Casa de Campo hotel manager along with Juan Peña, Casa de Campo’s executive chef – who was in charge of preparing the feast, which we have become accustomed to enjoying at the Cafe de la Leche. On offer at the buffet were the ideal selection of ‘afternoon tea’ treats; freshly baked breads, mini savory rolls and bites as well as the most delicious selection of sweets = proving that Casa de Campo catering is top-notch!
As part of the evening, guests were invited on a tour of the Casa de Campo Kitchen, which recently underwent a 13 million dollar renovation and boasts all the very best food and hygiene technologies. We will be publishing our photos of the kitchen and the kitchen tour shortly.
This month’s Cafe de la Leche was so popular, that the event scheduled to end at 7pm went on long after sundown, as the ladies of Casa de Campo continued to enjoy champagne, great food and the beautiful ambience of the Casa de Campo hotel.
About the Cafe de la Leche
The Cafe de la Leche is a monthly charitable event, a little like a coffee or a tea party held for the ladies of Casa de Campo (although men are occasionally invited) to boost the milk supplies of the Hogar del Niño – which uses the milk to feed the more than 200 babies cared for daily in it’s crib room. Everyone is welcome to attend this great event, it’s totally free – you are just requested to bring some dried/powdered milk, cereals or baby formula to contribute.
Here are my photos of the Cafe de la Leche at the Casa de Campo hotel: